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Pursuing Wisconsin Shawn G. Rice
Shawn G. Rice

Shawn G. Rice

Business Transactional M&A Corporate Attorney in Wisconsin

29 years of experience

Business Law, Collections, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Probate, Real Estate Law



Shawn Rice practices primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate, business, real estate, banking & finance and estate planning. Shawn provides counsel and strategic direction to business clients and individuals, guiding them through a variety of transactional matters. Shawn focuses his practice on business, corporate and commercial matters. He advises businesses of all types and sizes, from closely-held, family companies to multi-national corporations. He has extensive experience providing counsel on general business matters such as start-up and formation, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships, corporate governance, shareholder relations, bank and other financing, securities, real estate matters, and contracts including venture capital, franchises, employment, vendors and consulting arrangements. Shawn also maintains an active practice assisting clients with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including leveraged buy-outs and business succession planning. Shawn also represents local non-profit organizations and financial institutions. Recent Experience. * Representing buyers and sellers in the acquisition and divestiture of various international, national, regional and local businesses * General counsel for numerous manufacturers, franchises, entrepreneurs and service companies * Representing various local and Wisconsin-based lending institutions and non-profit entities * Representing financial institutions and distressed businesses and their owners in restructuring and workout transactions * Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including asset purchases and sales, stock purchases and sales, and entity conversions * Structuring and formation of legal entities including limited liability companies, corporations, non-profit and tax-exempt entities and partnerships Bar Admissions. State of Wisconsin, 1993; Eastern District of Wisconsin (1993); Western District of Wisconsin (1997) Education and Honors. Marquette University Law School, J. D., 1993; Creighton University, B.A., 1990, cum laude Professional Affiliations and Community Service. Member, State Bar of Wisconsin; Member, Sheboygan County Bar Association; Member, Milwaukee Bar Association; Member, Marquette Golden Angels Investment Network; Member, Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council; Member, Employers Against Drugs Board; Board Member, Friends of St. Nicholas Hospital; Greater Sheboygan Committee; Member, Downtown Rotary Club; Member, Sheboygan Economics Club; Member, State Bar of Wisconsin Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of Business Law Articles, Publications, and Lectures. Author, "Architectural Appearance Ordinances and the First Amendment," 76 Marquette Law Review 439, 1993; Editor, Marquette Law Review; Presenter, numerous legal seminars Related Experience. * Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., Milwaukee/Sheboygan, 2002-2007 * Godfrey & Kahn s.c., Milwaukee, 1998-2002 * Schreier Malting Company, General Counsel, 1996-1998 View More ›


Credit Cards Accepted

Practice Area

Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights,
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests,
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law,


English: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of Business Section of State Bar of Wisconsin
2007 - Current


Marquette University

J.D. | Law

Marquette University
Creighton University

B.A | Political Science/US History/Economics

Creighton University


Professional Associations

Wisconsin State Bar # 1020000



Wisconsin State Bar  # 1020000
State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Committee on Venture Capital and Angel Investing


2008 - Current

State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Committee on Venture Capital and Angel Investing
Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council


2004 - Current

Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council
Marquette Golden Angels Investment Network


2004 - 2009

Marquette Golden Angels Investment Network

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Rice Business Law
101 Falls Road Ste 601 Grafton, WI 53024
Toll-Free: (262) 375-0625
Telephone: (920) 694-6244
Fax: (262) 375-0775

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